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Maharashtra unlock: Mumbai bus services resume from today, read new guidelines

The decision to this effect was taken following the 5-step unlock which is currently in process in the Maharashtra capital city.

Maharashtra unlock: Mumbai bus services resume from today, read new guidelines-dnm
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Mumbai, First Published Jun 7, 2021, 10:32 AM IST
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Mumbai: The local bus service will resume in Mumbai from today onwards, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) informed on Sunday. The decision has been taken following the 5-step unlock which is currently in process in the Maharashtra capital city.

The decision to this effect was taken following the 5-step unlock which is currently in process in the Maharashtra capital city. The BEST told ANI, "The number of passengers will not be more than the total number of seats in any bus, and wearing of face mask will be mandatory for every passenger."

After nearly two months, restaurants, shops selling non-essential items, and public places are also set to reopen from Monday in Mumbai but malls, theatres, and multiplexes will continue to remain shut. The condition includes 50 per cent capacity for dining till 4 pm on weekdays for restaurants, added Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

As per the new guidelines issued by the BMC, "Restaurants, shops selling non-essential items, and public places are set to reopen from Monday in Mumbai but malls, theatres, and multiplexes will continue to remain shut. The restaurants to operate at 50% capacity for dining till 4 pm on weekdays." 

As per the fresh guidelines issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), local trains will remain available only for specific categories.

In a notification issued on Friday night, the Maharashtra government had stated local trains will remain available for "medical, few essentials and women", but authorised the civic administrations to put additional restrictions they deem fit.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday made it clear that the lockdown-like restrictions imposed in the state in April have not be lifted yet, and the local authorities have to take a decision about easing or tightening the curbs based on the criteria fixed. His statement comes in the wake of the government's announcement about the five-level plan to relax the restrictions in the state.

Maharashtra is under lockdown till June 15. 

Covid-19 cases continue to decline in Maharashtra as only 12,557 fresh infections were recorded, the state's public health department informed on Sunday.

With 14,433 fresh discharges, the state's coronavirus recovery rate climbed to 95.05 per cent. As many as 233 deaths due to Covid-19 were registered on Sunday.

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